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Is Economic Recovery Money Helping San Diego Businesses?new

The combination of tax cuts and direct government spending is supposed make consumers spend and businesses invest, creating a multiplier effect that would boost the economy. Using a database of stimulus spending compiled by the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica, we called businesses receiving stimulus dollars and asked them what they were doing with their money.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Eric Wolff  |  08-12-2009  |  Economy

Creating Jobs, Unfortunately, Doesn't Seem to be an Obama Priority

Obama's plan is Reaganomics redux. Give trillions of dollars to big corporations, he argues, and they'll use it to capitalize new ventures, hire workers, and unclog the credit markets. Eventually.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  07-21-2009  |  Economy

Hair Stimulusnew

Hair Did University has received needed funding from the Ghetto Stimulus Package.
Jackson Free Press  |  Ken Stiggers  |  04-09-2009  |  Comedy

Green-Collar Heatnew

Low-income community groups in San Francisco hope to turn Obama's stimulus package into an opportunity to make local government accountable for creating decent green-collar jobs.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Sarah Phelan  |  04-01-2009  |  Policy Issues

Local Leaders Rally Around Obama During LA Visitnew

It was immediately clear from the president's pop-star reception, his politico-packed audience alternately rapt in attention or on its feet like teenage girls at a Jonas Brothers concert, that LA loves Obama, at least as long as hundreds of millions of federal stimulus dollars are heading our way.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Joe Piasecki  |  03-30-2009  |  Politics

Bobby Jindal and the Stimulus Plannew

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to refuse part of President Barack Obama's stimulus package is supported by the business community and opposed by Democratic lawmakers.
Gambit  |  Jeremy Alford  |  03-11-2009  |  Economy

Seattle Mayor Wants $400K for a Better Way to Write You Upnew

Among the projects Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels has sought to fund with federal stimulus money is the purchase of $412,540 worth of new devices to issue parking tickets.
Seattle Weekly  |  Rick Anderson  |  03-09-2009  |  Policy Issues

Our Time Has Comenew

The Ghetto Science Department of Transportation is getting a financial boost from the stimulus package.
Jackson Free Press  |  Ken Stiggers  |  03-06-2009  |  Comedy

Tennessee Gov. Considers Turning His Back on the Unemployednew

Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen says he may turn down millions of dollars in federal stimulus money rather than expand unemployment benefits in ways that many other states did long ago.
Nashville Scene  |  Jeff Woods  |  03-05-2009  |  Economy

Ohio Officials Worried About Higher Ed Cuts From Fed Stimulusnew

One provision of the stimulus legislation passed by the U.S. House that sustained cuts during the bipartisan Senate compromise was billions of dollars designed to aid ailing state economies, including funds Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland was counting on to keep tuition frozen next year.
The Athens NEWS  |  David DeWitt  |  02-13-2009  |  Economy

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